Black Pan 1

Hintertux

This route is a classic line here in Hintertux. Easy accessible, there is only a short hike needed.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.1 km
Ascent
42 m
Descent
575 m
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

You reach the line using the four man chairlift up to Tuxerjoch and then follow the flat slope Tuxerjoch until it turns to the right at the Tuxerjoch Haus. You need to pass the restaurant on the left side and follow the road leading into this wide valley in front of you. Follow the road for 600 metres (it’s pretty flat here and you may need to shift all over the track on deep days). Go until you reach a ridge on the right side, where you can enter the descent. Here you may need to hike up for a few metres, but that’s worth it for the descent. Up there you have a beautiful view out of the Tuxer valley. It's the perfect spot to take a deep breath, a picture and get ready for the freeride. Here you can look down to the Schwarze Pfanne piste, where you should head to. You’ll see the slope crossing to the left and then following the steep hill to the bottom. You better stay at the left side of the slope, then you’ll get the freshest powder and a long descent of 1000 metres. Enjoy the ride, but think of leaving a gap between you due to avalanche danger, especially on the steeper parts at the beginning. At the end you will stop on the Schwarze Pfanne piste and follow it to the bottom station of Gletscherbus 1. This route is a good suggestion when there is fog on the top of the glacier because it’s often sunny down here.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Walk Required

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